Pluto and Charon as revealed by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
Today on Far Future Horizons we will end our grand tour of the solar system by exploring the outer its outer reaches as we venture forth to Pluto and beyond.
|Earth compared to Pluto & Charon|
Pluto is so far away from Earth that it is a mere pinprick of light in our powerful telescopes. Locked in a gravitational dance with its largest moon Charon, this frozen outpost is simply the first discovered body in an unseen swarm of icy worlds.
Learn what it would take for humans to journey to the uncharted limits of our solar neighborhood and what NASA scientists think we'll find when we get there.
Humanity had its first close encounter with Pluto when NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on July 14th,2015.
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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Pluto And Beyond
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